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Andrew J. Costandi, MD, MMM

Interim Chief of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
Anesthesiology Director of Radiology
Anesthesiology Director of Abdominal Transplantation
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Andrew J. Costandi, MD is the Interim Chief of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist, who currently serves as the Anesthesiology Director for Liver Transplantation and member of the Pediatric Pain team at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Costandi received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. He then completed his residency at Brookdale and Staten Island University Hospitals in New York and went on to complete his Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Costandi practiced at Cincinnati Children Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) prior to moving to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 2015 where he continues to practice both Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pediatric Pain Medicine.

Clinical Interests

Acute Perioperative Pediatric Pain Management
Solid Organ Transplant Surgery
Fetal Surgery

Education

Medical School

University of Cairo, Faculty of Medicine

Internship

Brookdale University Hospital - Surgery

Residency

Brookdale and Staten Island University Hospitals - Anesthesiology
University of Cairo Children’s Hospital - Pediatrics

Fellowship

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia - Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Accomplishments

Certification

American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Pediatric Anesthesiology

Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology (SPA)

Publications

Publications

Unexpected falsely low pulse oximeter measurements in a child with hemoglobin Southampton. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Sep; 33:320-1.

Reliable low-molecular-weight heparin reversal in a child undergoing emergency surgery: a case report. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Sep; 33:317-9.

Congenital lobar emphysema and tension emphysema. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Mar; 29:17-8.

Propofol: a review of its role in pediatric anesthesia and sedation. CNS Drugs. 2015 Jul; 29(7):543-63.

Opioid-related adverse effects in children undergoing surgery: unequal burden on younger girls with higher doses of opioids. Pain Med. 2015 May; 16(5):985-97.

Research

Research Summary

Acute Perioperative Pediatric Pain Management
Solid Organ Transplant Surgery
Fetal Surgery